Aggregate Industries announces new CEO

Published:  26 March, 2014

Aggregate Industries has appointed Pat Ward as chief executive officer, effective 1 April 2014.

Mr Ward will succeed Alain Bourguignon who, after four successful years with the business, has been promoted to area manager for North America and the UK by Aggregate Industries’ parent company Holcim.

Originally from Glasgow, Mr Ward has been with Aggregate Industries for nearly 20 years in various roles across their UK and US operations. Having joined the company as a general manager in 1995, he was given the opportunity to relocate to Denver, Colorado in 1999 as vice president of the West Central region, later becoming senior vice president of the Western and Mid-Atlantic Region.

Mr Bourguignon said: “Pat is perfectly placed to hit the ground running as we respond to the demands of a returning construction market. Not only does he have an excellent knowledge of the sector, but he knows our own business inside-out and will be a great cultural fit.”

There are also to be changes to the statutory board. In order to align the board with that of other Holcim companies, five non-executive board members will leave their roles from 1 April 2014, including non-executive board member and former chief executive officer Bill Bolsover CBE.

“Our departing board members have given us a great deal of support and direction over many years of service and I would like to thank each of them for their tireless commitment to Aggregate Industries,” said Mr Bourguignon.

“I’d particularly like to single out the significant contribution Bill Bolsover has made, not just to the success of Aggregate Industries but also to the wider construction sector."

The company has reported that this change will not affect the day-to-day operation of the business.

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